Pet Haven Veterinary Clinic was established in 1994 by Dr. Dean Loesch, as a companion service to the clients of the already steadfast Pet Haven Pet Supply and Grooming store owned by David and Diana Thompson. Dr. Loesch envisioned a veterinary clinic that provided affordable vaccinations, quality preventative care, and valuable treatment for sick or injured pets in need. In 2003, the torch was passed to Dr. Jim Smith, who had been a key contributing veterinarian at the practice for several years. Dr. Loesch was ready to enjoy some retirement, and Dr. Smith was eager to develop the mission and tools of PHVC to serve our clients' needs. Under Dr. Smith's leadership, PHVC began to offer orthopedic surgeries, improved dentistry services, telemedicine consults for specialty services, upgraded technology including digital x-ray and expanded in-house lab work. In 2014, Dr. Smith handed over the managing veterinarian role to Dr. Kate Spiller in order to take a part time workload and split his time between Florida and Kansas, then moved permanently to Florida in 2017. Under Dr. Spiller, PHVC has further promoted the mission of wellness and longevity for pets and the bond with their human family, while maintaining high value for the services we provide. In late 2019, Dr Spiller and her family moved to Arkansas to take advantage of an excellent business opportunity, and Dr Menze took over the role of managing veterinarian. Dr Menze looks forward to continued development of our clinic and services for the needs of our patients and clients.
It is the mission of our staff to help our patients enjoy longer, healthier lives, thereby enriching the quality of life for all of their family members. We will do so with an emphasis on preventative care, while remaining on the forefront of technology, enabling us to provide the highest level of care when needed. Our doctors and staff are dedicated to providing patient wellness, high value, personal care and client satisfaction in a family environment.